Should I be concerned with my baby's progress in walking?
Below are considered average developmental milestones in your baby's ability to walk:
- 6-10 months - most babies learn to pull themselves up to a standing position.
- 7-13 months - most babies will be moving about while holding on to furniture for support. Babies can walk with support from a parent (but don't force them into walking on their own).
- 11-14 months- most babies will start to walk on their own, usually by 14 months.
Walking with pigeon-toes is a normal part of your baby's walking progress, even when caused by tibial torsion, which should straighten itself out as your baby learns to walk. If it doesn't, consult your baby's doctor.
What causes tibial torsion?
Tibial torsion can occur due to the position of the baby in the uterus. It also has a tendency to run in families. Typically, a child's walking style looks like that of his/her parents.